Deep ecology, a term coined by noted Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess, is a worldwide grassroots environmental movement that seeks to redress the shallow and piecemeal approache of technology-based ecology. Its followers share a profund respect for the earth's interrelated natural systems and a sense of urgency about the need to make profound cultural and social changes in order to respore and sustain the long-term health of the planet. This comprehensive introduction to the Deep Ecology movement brings tgether Naess' groundbreaking work with essays by environmental thinkers and activists responding to and expanding on its philosophical and practical aspects. Contributors include George Sessions, Gary Snyder, Alan Drengson, Dll Devall, Freya Matthews, Warwick Fox, David Rothenberg, Michael E. Zimmerman, Patsy Hallen, Dolores LaChapelle, Pat Fleming, Joanna Macy, John Rodman, and Andrew Mclaughlin. The Authrs offer diverse viewpoints- from ecofeminist, scientific, and purely philosophical approaches to Christian, Buddhist, and Gandhian-based principles. Their essays show how social, technological, psychological, philosophical, and institutional issues are aall fundamentally related to our attitudes and values toward the natural world.
Co-editor Alan Drengson is associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada. He is author of Beyond Environmental Crisis and The Practice of Technology, and the founder and editor of The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy and The International Journal of Ecoforestry. Co-editor Yuichi Inoue is professor of Environmental Studies at Sangyo University, Nara, Japan. He is the translator of the Japanese edition of rian Tokar's The Green Alternative and is currently translating The Deep Ecology Movement into Japanese.